AILET 2022: Exam Rescheduled (June 26), Application Extended, Syllabus (Modified), Tie-breaker Rule, Cutoff

All India Law Entrance Test 2022 ( AILET )

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Registrations: 17 Jan '22 - 25 May '22

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Updated on May 11, 2022 19:21 IST

AILET 2022 Exam - The National Law University, Delhi will now conduct AILET 2022 on June 26, 2022 from 10 am to 11.30 am. The exam was originally scheduled to be held on May 1, 2022. The mode of the exam will be pen-and-paper test only. The last date of AILET 2022 application has been extended till May 25. Candidates who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria can fill the application form in online mode. Candidates who successfully register for AILET 2022 will be issued AILET 2022 admit cards, which will be available on the website from June 16 onwards. 

Latest Update:

March 15: AILET 2022 exam rescheduled, applications extended. Check details here

What is AILET?

All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is conducted by National Law University, Delhi (NLU Delhi) for admission undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG) and doctorate (PhD) level law courses. This is a national-level entrance exam conducted for admission in law programmes at NLU Delhi only. The university does not accept any other law entrance exam for NLU Delhi admissions.

AILET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates seeking admission at NLU Delhi through AILET can check the eligibility criteria mentioned below: 

AILET Courses

Eligibility Criteria

BA LLB (Hons)

  • 10+2 or equivalent examination with minimum 45% aggregate marks (40% in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disabilities)
  • Candidates appearing for their 10+2 exam may also apply

LLM

  • LLB or equivalent degree with minimum 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disabilities)
  • Candidates appearing for their final year LLB examination are also eligible to apply 

PhD

  • LL.M. or an equivalent law degree with 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/ Persons with Disabilities). 

AILET Highlights 2022

Exam Name All India Law Entrance Test
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam fees INR 3,050 for General/ OBC category and INR 1,050 for SC/ ST/ PWD category
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Exam Purpose
Admission to BA LLB (Hons), LLM and PhD courses offered at NLU Delhi
Seat Intake through AILET 2022
BA LLB - 110
LLM - 70
PhD - 18 
Direct admission based on merit
BA LLB - 10 (5 seats each for Foreign Nationals and OCI/PIO).   
LLM - 10 (5 seats each for Foreign Nationals and OCI/PIO).   
PhD - 2 (direct admission to Foreign Nationals on merit of Research Proposals)
Note: Foreign Nationals/OCI/PIO are exempted from AILET.
Accepting Colleges
Official Website http://nludelhi.ac.in/ailet2122.aspx

AILET Admission Process 2022

The admission process of NLU Delhi through AILET exam includes the following steps:

Step 1: Online Registration

Candidates need to register online on the official website of NLU Delhi - https://nludelhi.ac.in and fill all the required details in the application form, upload prescribed documents and pay exam fee. The application form for AILET can be submitted in online mode only.  

Step 2: AILET Admit Card

NLU Delhi issues admit cards to candidates who successfully register for the exam. Candidates have to carry the AILET admit card on exam day. Any candidate carrying the admit card is not allowed to appear for the exam. 

Step 3: AILET Exam - Candidates have to appear for AILET at the allotted test centre as mentioned on the admit card. They should report at the test centres at least an hour before the examination. 

Step 4: Result Declaration - NLU Delhi usually announces AILET results within a month after conducting the examination. The scorecards of candidates qualifying the examination mention their All India Ranks (AIRs), sectional scores as well as overall scores. 

Step 5: Counselling - The university conducts AILET counselling on the basis of the rank list released at the time of result. In the counselling session, qualifying candidates are allotted seats in their respective law courses based on merit. 

AILET Exam Dates 2022

NLU Delhi will announce AILET 2022 exam dates soon. Check the tentative schedule below:

AILET Events

Dates

Salient Features

AILET exam date notification

13-Nov-2022

NLU Delhi published admission notification for AILET 2022.

Online applications 

17-Jan-2022 (OPEN)

Application is for admission to BA LLB, LLM, and PhD courses.

Last date to fill the form

25-May-2022

Candidates should apply before the last date along with payment of application fee to successfuly register for AILET 2022.

Admit cards

16-Jun-2022

Only successfully registered candidates will be issued admit cards to appear for AILET 2022. It will mention details of exam and allotted test centre.

AILET exam

26-Jun-2022 (10 am - 11.30 am)

The law entrance exam will be held across 24 test cities in India. It will be a pen-paper based test for duration of 1 hour 30 minutes.

Answer key

26-Jun-2020 to 27-Jun-2020 (tentative)

NLU Delhi will upload question paper and answer key of AILET 2022 on its website. Candidates can download the answer key to check their responses, and submit their grievances on it (if any)

Result for BA LLB (Hons) and LLM

July 2022

After verification of answer key grievances, NLU Delhi will declare the results of AILET 2022. It will issue scorecards to the candidates, along with category-wise merit list.

Counselling

July 2022

Candidates qualifying the entrance exam will appear for online counselling by NLU Delhi for seat allotment process.

AILET Exam Pattern 2022 (Updated)

The exam pattern and syllabus of AILET 2022 have been modified for the BA LLB and LLM programs. The AILET question paper for BA LLB (Hons) will now have three sections; the Mathematics and Legal Reasoning sections have been dropped. The section-weightage has also changed and now the Logical Reasoning section (70 marks) will carry the maximum weightage, followed by the English Language (50 marks) and Current Affairs & GL section (30 marks).

The BA LLB will include a total of 150 multiple-choice questions (each of 1 mark). Candidates need to follow the updated AILET syllabus 2022 to prepare for the exam.

Updated AILET Syllabus 2022: BA LLB

Candidates should follow the modified syllabus of AILET 2022 for BA LLB below for exam preparation. 

Subject


 

Number of questions

Old Pattern

New Pattern

English Language

35 questions

50 questions

Current Affairs & General Knowledge

35 questions

30 questions

Logical Reasoning

10 questions

70 questions

Legal Aptitude

35 questions

-

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

35 questions

-

Total 150 150

Updated AILET 2022 Syllabus for LLM Course 

The new syllabus for AILET LLM 2022 entrance exam is as under:

Type of Questions

Parts

Type of question

Number of questions

Section A

 

 

Part 1

Multiple-choice questions

50

Part 2

Multiple-choice questions

50

Section B

The question paper will have eight to ten questions from different branches of law.

The candidates will have to answer any two (2) 

Note: The Descriptive section will be evaluated only if the candidates is shortlisted based on their Section A scores.

Descriptive questions

2

Total

 

-

102 

Read the detailed changes to AILET syllabus 2022, including weightage and tie-breaker rule.

AILET Sample Papers

Candidates preparing for AILET 2022 must solve AILET sample papers and previous years' question papers. By Attempting AILET question papers, candidates can benefit in the following ways:

  • Know important topics for the exam
  • Improve time management skills
  • Understand the difficulty level of the exam
  • Understand the type of questions asked in the exam 
  • Gain confidence 

AILET 2022 Preparation

AILET 2022 exam date will be announced soon. Candidates must be in full swing with their exam preparation. However, only studying for the exam is not enough. It is equally important to have a proper preparation strategy. Here are some AILET preparation tips 2022 that will help you crack the exam:

  • Keep a good understanding of exam pattern and syllabus
  • Obtain the right study material including books and sample papers  
  • Develop a habit of reading newspapers daily
  • Make a thorough study plan and stick to it
  • Take as many mock tests as possible
  • Attempt as many previous year AILET question papers as possible

Also Read:

Best Books for AILET 2022 Preparation

AILET 2022 Courses and Seat Intake

Check the table below for courses offered at NLU Delhi on basis of AILET scores: 

Law Courses Offered at NLU Delhi

Seat Intake through AILET 2022

BA LLB (Honours)

110

Master of Law (LLM)

70

PhD 18

NLU Delhi Fee Structure 

Check out the NLU Delhi fee structure for BA LLB course below:

NLU Fees Components  BA LLB Fees for Indian Nationals (in INR )
Tuition fee 85,000
Campus development fund fees 5,000 (one time)
Admission fee 2,500 (one time)
Student Welfare fund 2,500
SBC fund 2,500
Examination fee 3,000
Reading material fee 2,500
Library fee 2,500
Internet fee 5,000
Electricity charges 12,000
Sports and games facilities fees 3,000
Journals fees 2,500
Moot courts, seminars, workshops etc. 5,000
Room rent/ hostel fee 18,000
Hostel facilities fee 20,000
Library deposit  5,000 (one time)
Hostel deposit 5,000 (one time)
Mess deposit  5,000 (one time)
Total  1,86,000

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AILET 2022 Exam Day Guidelines

On the day of the exam, it is important for candidates to adhere to some guidelines so that they do not have to go through any hassle at the last minute. Check out some important AILET 2022 exam day guidelines below.

Important AILET documents & items

Candidates must ensure that they are carrying the below-mentioned documents and things to the allotted AILET exam centre:

  • Admit card
  • Valid and original photo ID proof such as PAN Card, Aadhaar Card, Driving Licence, Passport, etc. 
  • Passport-size photo (preferably the one used in AILET application form)
  • Black/blue ball point pen
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Transparent water bottle
  • Face mask

While it is important to carry the aforementioned documents and items, candidates must also keep in mind not to carry the below-mentioned things inside the test centre:

  • Books or any other study material
  • Any electronic device such as calculator or smart watch
  • Any eatable 

Reporting time

Candidates must reach the allotted AILET centre at least one hour before the commencement of the exam. While at the centre, candidates must follow all social distancing guidelines and also adhere to what the exam centre authorities instruct.

Also Read: AILET 2022 Exam Day Guidelines, Schedule & COVID-19 Instructions

AILET Exam Centres 2022

AILET 2022 exam centre details are yet to be out. In 2021, the exam was held in over 20 cities across India. The exact AILET centre details were mentioned on the admit card of candidates.

AILET 2022 Exam Cities

Bangalore

Bhopal

Chandigarh

Chennai

Cuttack

Delhi

Gurugram

Greater Noida

Guwahati

Hyderabad

Jammu

Jodhpur

Lucknow

Mumbai

Patna

Raipur

Cochin

Kolkata

Gandhinagar

Nagpur

Jaipur

Varanasi

Colleges accepting AILET scores

Besides NLU Delhi, various other private law colleges also accept AILET scores for admission in the law programmes offered by them. Some such colleges are listed below:

Colleges accepting AILET Courses offered
School of Law, Ansal University BA LLB, LLB, LLM, PhD in Law
The NorthCap University BA LLB (Hons.)
SAGE University BA LLB, BBA LLB (Hons.), LLB, LLM
ISME Law College BBA LLB

AILET Exam Analysis

AILET 2022 exam is yet to be held. The AILET 2021 exam was held on July 30 from 2:00-3:30 PM. Majority of the candidates found the AILET 2022 exam easier as compared to previous years' exams. The exam was also easier as compared to CLAT. Here is the section-wise difficulty level of the exam as per the feedback received from students:

AILET Sections

Difficulty Level

English including Comprehension

Easy 

General Knowledge 

Easy to Moderate

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

Easy to Moderate

Legal Aptitude

Easy

Logical Reasoning

Easy to Moderate

Overall Easy to Moderate
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AILET 2022 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will AILET 2022 exam be held? 

A: AILET 2022 will be conducted on June 26, 2022 (10 am-11.30 am).  
Q. When can I apply for AILET 2022?
A: The application form of AILET 2022 has opened on January 17, 2022. The last date to fill the AILET 2022 application form is May 25, 2022.

Q: Is AILET tougher than CLAT?

A: Yes, the difficulty level of AILET is usually higher than CLAT. Also Read: Difference between CLAT and AILET exams

Q: When will AILET 2022 admit card be released?

A: The AILET admit card 2022 will be released within a few days after the closure of the application form.

Q: When is the last date for submission of AILET application form 2022?

A: The last date to submit AILET 2022 application form is May 25, 2022.  

Q: How to apply for AILET exam?

A: Candidates could apply for AILET 2022 in online mode on the official website of NLU Delhi. 

Q: Is AILET an important exam to take for law admissions?

A: Yes, for candidates seeking admission in one of the top law schools in India i.e. NLU Delhi, it is important to appear for the AILET exam.

Q: Is AILET conducted in online or offline mode?

A: The law entrance exam is conducted in offline mode, that is, candidates get the question paper and they have to mark their responses on the OMR sheet. 

Q: Is there any age limit to apply for AILET exam?

A: No, NLU Delhi has not prescribed any lower or upper age limit for admissions to its law courses. 

Q: Is there any negative marking in AILET? 

A: Yes, for each wrong attempt 0.25 marks are deducted from the total score. One mark is allotted for each correct answer

Q: What is a good score in AILET?

A: A good score for AILET as per last year's cut off marks for each category are as under: 
  • General - 93.25 marks
  • Scheduled Caste - 59.75 marks
  • Scheduled Tribe - 58.5 marks
  • Persons with Disabilities - 64 marks
  • Kashmiri Migrant - 35.25 marks
  • Residents of Jammu and Kashmir - 54.25 marks

Q: How many seats are offered through AILET?

A: There are over 200 seats available for admission at NLU Delhi. Out of this, 123 seats are available for BA LLB and 81 seats are available for LLM courses.

Q: Can I take admission at NLU Delhi based on CLAT score?

A: No, NLU Delhi accepts admission in UG and PG law degree courses only through AILET exam. 

AILET 2022 Contact Information

Address

NLU Delhi
Sector-14, Dwarka,
New Delhi-110078

Admission Enquiries

011-28034257

Exam Enquiries

011-28034995

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12 Institutes accepting AILET

B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)
  • 4.1

    Placements

    4.3

    Infrastructure

    4.0

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    4.0

    Crowd & Campus Life

    3.7

    Value for Money

    4.3
    (3)
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  • Total Fees: ₹ 4.28 Lakh
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  • 5 years
  • |
  • Full Time
B.A. L.L.B. (Hons.)
  • Total Fees: ₹ 7.75 Lakh
  • |
  • 5 years
  • |
  • Full Time
LL.M. in Corporate Law
  • Total Fees: ₹ 87,000
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  • 1 years
  • |
  • Full Time
B.A.LL.B.(Hons.)
  • 3.6

    Placements

    3.5

    Infrastructure

    4.5

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    3.5

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